Guidance & Counseling
Who We Are…
What We Do…
Counselor- Deanna Hogan 10th & 12th
Counselor- Lemecia Lindsey 9th & 11th
CTE Director & Career Specialist- Marsha
Career Assistant- Sharon Watts
Highly Capable Coordinator- Rhea Bohlin
Registrar- Debbie Curtin
Counseling Secretary- Michele Chilcote
10th and 12th grade Counselor
Counselor for classes of
2009 and 2011.
Running Start and Skills
Center counselor for the
class of 2009.
9 & 11th grade Counselor
Counselor for class of
2010 and 2012.
Running Start and Skills
Center counselor for
class of 2010.
CTE Director & Career Specialist
Sharon Watts- Assistant
As the CTE Director Marsha manages the
budget, state reports, grants, class approvals,
articulation agreements with Clark College ,
organizes and coordinates activities in the Career
Center , and serves as the area leader for Clark
County CTE Directors
Marsha’s work as the Career Specialist includes
working with students in each grade level
regarding interest and skills assessments, career
research, job acquisition, college, scholarship
and all post high school options.
Marsha nd Sharon plan and coordinate students
who attend the Clark County Vocational Skills
Center and the STAR Mentor Program. Students
at each grade level meet at least once each year
with the Career Specialist - twice for
sophomores and seniors.
They organize on-campus college,
vocational/technical school and military visits,
numerous fairs and tours as well as a Volunteer
Fair yearly and Opportunities Fair every other
Processes and maintains student’s
enrollment and withdrawals, and prepares
monthly enrollment reports.
Prepares yearly reports and graduation
data, including Honor Roll Rank.
Creates custom reports for district
personnel and establishes and maintains
student records (i.e. health and
Grading set–up per WHS calendar
including progress reports, report cards
and transcripts. She also evaluates and
converts academic credits and completes
Other forms she produces include - Senior
Diplomas, health /welfare, Social Security,
Military, car insurance forms, as well as
“will grad” and enrollment verification
Greets and directs all students, parents and
community members to the appropriate
specialist. She updates college and guidance
information in the counseling center.
Communicates with teachers administrators and
schedules appointments for the counselors and
registrar. She trains student’s aids and takes their
Directs mail ,facilitates copying and orders
supplies and materials for the counseling office
Prints schedules and transcripts for students to
assist them with colleges, scholarship and job
Requests records for new students and sends the
cumulative files and portfolios for withdrawn
students. She administers and collects
Places records into cumulative files such as
WASL reports, grade change forms, Running
Start college grades, court papers and other
Highly Capable Coordinator
Works with high school students and their parents to
support and guide students to identify and achieve their
academic goals and future aspirations.
Researches and develops information for students and
their parents in regard to post-high school options.
Coordinates training in differentiated instruction
strategies for elementary staff.
Implements and manages the cognitive testing program
for second and fifth grade students, from which
accelerated learners and highly capable students are
Joins the assistant superintendent in designing the Highly
Capable Parent Advisory meetings and leads their book
Maintains the district’s Highly Capable data and assists
the assistant superintendent in the annual Hi-Cap report
to OSPI .
What We Believe
The mission of the guidance and career department, in
partnership with parents, teachers and community, is to
provide opportunities that will assist students in their transition
toward becoming responsible, self directed, caring and
contributing members of an ever-changing global society.
These programs are designed to enhance learning, assist
decision-making, and facilitate personal, academic and career
Our goal is to ensure that each and every W.H.S. student
receives counseling services needed for success.
Our counseling program will continually improve through the
use of collaboration, reflection and data evaluation.
How We Do It
Academic Development- 4 year course selection, aptitude
interest inventories, organizational skills, goal setting,
transcript reviews and standardized testing.
Career Development- career interest/selection, vocational
skills, career center services, career related learning &
Personal/social development- personal responsibility,
respecting self and others, communication skills, self
advocacy, safety and problem solving.
Community involvement- volunteerism, community based
program, service, learning opportunities, school leadership and
* Aligned with American School Counselor
Association National Standards
Classroom guidance lessons-Time
Management (with STAR mentors), & Suicide
Classroom presentations such as- PSAT
preparation and post-secondary planning.
Development of advisory lessons through
Academic, career, post secondary and transition plans.
Goal setting, problem solving, understanding self, strengths &
Service learning/employment guidance.
Running Start & Skills Center coordination.
Graduation status/reviews for 11th and 12th graders.
Staffing student/parent/teacher meetings and conferences.
Excelsior transition meetings and middle school transition
Behavior plans & interventions.
Threat assessments, suicide screenings & school crisis
Small group counseling-personal/social, academic and
Community agency referrals.
Development of a Counseling Advisory Committee.
Staff consultation, collaboration and teaming.
School wide activities- Senior and Junior Info.
Nights, PSAT coordination and Score Reporting
Night, College 101, Career Planning Night, 8th grade
Parent Information Night.
Assist in the identification of students needing
equitable access and educational opportunities.
Identify accommodations and modifications
for special assistance.
Support each student’s success in school and
their transition to the next steps.